Amazon Preparing a Wearable That 'Reads Human Emotions', Says Report
Thursday May 23, 2019. 05:30 PM , from Slashdot
Amazon is said to be working on a wrist-worn, voice-activated device that's supposed to be able to read human emotions. This would be a rather novel health gadget, of the sort we're more used to seeing in tenuous crowdfunding campaigns instead of from one of the world's biggest tech companies. From a report: Bloomberg has spoken to a source and reviewed internal Amazon documents, which reportedly show the Alexa voice software team and Amazon's Lab126 hardware division are collaborating on the wearable in development. The device, working in sync with a smartphone app, is said to have microphones that can 'discern the wearer's emotional state from the sound of his or her voice.' In a mildly dystopian twist, Bloomberg adds that 'eventually the technology could be able to advise the wearer how to interact more effectively with others.'
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